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Flannery O'Connor

Summary: Explores the life and work of writer Flannery O'Connor. Describes how O'Connor lets her characters suffer the consequences of their actions.
Flannery O'Connor is a blunt, cruel writer who uses violence to teach theology. O'Connor's works focus on grace through violent, cruel acts. In her stories' it's hard to find a happy person or a loving family. Her characters, Mrs. May "Greenleaf", the Grandmother "A Good Man is Hard to Find", and Hulga "Good Country People" all make terrible mistakes that result in finding grace through a tragedy. O'Connor does not pull punches, but lets her characters suffer the consequences of their actions. The only reward they receive is the knowledge of God's grace through these acts, but tragically this knowledge comes too late.

Flannery O'Connor was born in Savanna, Georgia on March 25, 1925 to Edward and Regina O'Connor. O'Connor, the product of a Catholic family, raised in a Protestant "Christian Haunted"(818)south, led to her understanding of God's grace. Her childhood homes included Savanna, Atlanta, and Milledgeville. She attended...

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